Division of Labor goes international.
Sep 13, 2011
We recently finished 6 new films for Microsoft Office. Three were shot on location in Denmark and three in Brazil. The challenge was figuring out how to shoot in languages we don’t speak. We also had to figure out how to shoot while jetlagged and how to swear in Danish and Portuguese.
We partnered with Conspiracy films in Brazil and The Kompany in Denmark and had two separate crews shooting simultaneously. We wrote in English but then shot and cut in the local languages using translators on set and bilingual DP’s and editors.
The above tells the story of a journalist determined to make women’s soccer as important as men’s soccer in Brazil. She’s a champion of the girls and women who play and writes a blog dedicated to the game.
Note: the crew that went to Brazil spent more money on booze than those of us in Denmark. Just saying.